Facebook head of content strategy Matthew Henick provided more details on the Facebook Watch version of MTV’s The Real World, which was unveiled at Mipcom 2018 last October by MTV Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions.
Henick was speaking at a press event to unveil Facebook Showcase, the social network’s new upfront-style ad buying offering for premium content on Facebook Watch.
There will be three separate seasons of The Real World—in the U.S., Mexico and Thailand—and each will be a native production for the audience in its country.
Fans will be able to vote on the seventh and final cast members of each edition via polls on The Real World Facebook page, with voting starting for the U.S. this week and for the other two countries during the week of March 11.
Henick said fans “expressed a huge desire to watch previous seasons,” so voting will also begin on the Facebook page March 4, for a three-week period, on the following categories:
- Favorite season: New York (season 1), San Francisco (3), Austin (16)
- Hottest cast: London (4), Key West (17), Ex-Plosion (29)
- Most controversial season: Los Angeles (2), Las Vegas (12), Portland (28)
The winners in each category will be revealed March 25 and made available for viewing via Facebook Watch.
In other Facebook Watch content news, Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick will produce and voice new animated comedy series Human Discoveries, and National Basketball Association superstar Stephen Curry will be the subject of docu-series Stephen vs. the Game.